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Teen killed in Harnett Co. car accident

Posted June 6, 2008

— A Western Harnett High School student died Thursday night after a single vehicle accident.

Police said Danny Ray Stone Jr, 17, of 146 Tingen Road in Broadway, was traveling North on Tingen Road when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road.

Stone overcorrected and went left of center, then ran back off the right side of the road, striking a ditch, a tree and then a fence, police said. The vehicle flipped four times before coming to rest off the right side of the road.

Stone was transported to Central Carolina Hospital where he died early Friday morning.

Authorities said Stone was wearing a seatbelt. Alcohol was not involved in the crash.

It is unknown why Stone swerved off the road. The teen was about a quarter-mile from his home when the accident occurred.

Stone was supposed to serve as the Chief Junior Marshall at Friday night’s graduation at Western Harnett High School, school officials said. At the ceremony, friends and family wore ribbons in his honor.


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  • drighttouch4u Jun 13, 2008

    I am DJ's aunt and I want to say to pwilliamson, that my nephew had a hold on his life, he was to leave for Governor's school in a week, he was a devout Christian, he was in the Beta Club, Drama Club and did not drink or smoke. He was a very careful and responsible driver. I'm severely offended by your remark and want to say, you need to wish every teenager reading this has as much character, motivation and devotion as my nephew had. You owe me, his parents, and everyone in his family an apology.

  • pwilliamson53 Jun 6, 2008

    Prayers to the family, friends and classmates of this young man. A sad situation but we hear of this so many times at graduation. Young people reading this, take control of your lives and drive careful and responsible. Rest In Peace Young Man.

  • prayin4tr Jun 6, 2008

    Prayers go out to the family.

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  • Fuquay Resident Jun 6, 2008

    This is a very sad story, I'm sure tonight's graduation ceremony will be a very somber occasion. I feel bad for DJ's family, friends, and his classmates. My prayers are with them all.